Deeming SmartGlass as the "most important thing at E3," industry analyst Michael Pachter proclaims that the Xbox 720 will replace your cable box for only $99 with a Comcast subscription.
I rather it not. I'm sorry, it's cool tech, but I just can't see it replacing anything for me...
"will replace your cable box for only $99 with a Comcast subscription" not with that price it isn't for some $99 i might as well get a dish or just watch stuff on hulu plus.
Yeah! Can't wait for next gen graphics on my cable......wait a second?! Wasn't the Xbox a GAMES CONSOLE? Not gonna happen for myself. Ever since Kinect released MS threw it's past consumers to the dogs. I've got nothing against the apps, but when you put more emphasis on TV deals than actual games then something is very wrong. It'll just be WiiU and PS4 for me, unless MS pulls their heads from their asses.
Xbox is Microsoft grand scheme to be the center of attention in everyones living room for a while now. They got PC's into everyones home and have been trying to conquer the living room every since and Xbox was the tip of the spear. Enter the Xbox 720 and Bill Gates has found a way to get a product into every living room where MS Web TV FAILED miserably. You could see this is where MS was going when the 360 and MS said the hell with games and turned the 360 into a media Hub these last few years although with so many units sold many 3rd party Devs made a ton of cash from 360 game sales. With Apple TV taking off MS needs to get a 55% share of the Living room to stave off the counter-attack from it's rival Apple! Don't know if it will work but i do know comcast SUCKS! I like [email protected] Uverse.
Who still watches cable? Modern day Tv sucks. A bunch of Reality shows and dancing and singing shows. I just watch old 90's Tvs shows on YOutube. I Just got finished watching Anamaniacs.
Mom's still watch cable, and Nintendo found out quick that they have the cash to dish out for simple extras. I think this speaks to the whole casual gaming market, almost. Companies focus on what the middle class families will buy, because middle class families have more money to spend than hardcore but poor college kids.
I doubt this would be the only way to purchase the next Xbox, just another option. You can still buy an iPhone without a service plan, only it costs significantly more.
Hahaha...the hell it will.
It replaced cable for me long ago. Time Warner can go suck a big fat one.
It won't replace my ps4 though..
I'm guessing that's because you don't have one to replace? Or because this was a xbox article and you had to prove your narrow mindedness in sticking to one console?
It sounds good to me. How many channels on cable are actually watchable, how many of those do you actually commit to watching. It seems microsoft is letting you be a little more flexible with the channels you want. All I really watch is ESPN, anything Anthony Bourdain and snippets of other things. Yes Microsoft, un-clutter the bottom of my tv, Entertainment Hub Me. If anyone should be complaining about prices, these cable companies are ridiculous with pricing. People need to stop going off the deep end too, well it won't be replacing my cable box. OK that's cool, but it's nice to have options out there. Games, Movies, Internet, Downloads, Connectivity across different devices all in one box. Give me!
The Durango will be about three 360's with a batter kinect, a rip-off of Blu-ray and more of the same bargain-basement exclusive DLC stuff.
that's pretty sad... for a gaming console.
As long as it games as good as it should, theres nothing wrong with it having a few extras
i dont have a "cable box", but as soon as Foxtel on 360 gets the NRL matches live next year, ill be all over it like white on rice (foxtel is basically australias only cable tv service). i already have cable installed from the previous owners of my house, but why pay $60+ a month for cable when i can get the same thing for $20 a month through my xbox? means i dont have to have another piece of hardware, and i can just go from playing a game to watching tv, while still being available to my friends list to be invited to multiplayer games. win-win. like it or not, video game consoles are quickly turning into the all-in-one media box for the living room. personally i love it. when you kids grow up and have a house of our own, youll realise how much better it is than it being purely for video games and nothing else. i play a lot of video games, but my 360 and PS3 get more use as a media center extender and PlayTV respectively than they do as a game console.
Having an Xbox as a cable box.....God that sounds awful. Love how people are making it out to look like they only watch ESPN now. Sorry, but when my gf comes over, she expects to be able to see the E channel, maybe some Lifetime, Food network etc. I like to have 4 sports channels at a time, the F*** I look like having an xbox as my cable box, LOL.
For me i barely watch sports now, so the 360 as a cable box to me is worthless. i watch top gear on bbca, plenty of hbo, and showtime series along with shows on USA. do 360 has these channels? also i dvr a lot of shows so cable is is better for me right now. also unless u have access to free internet how else do u get access to online if u don't have cable or satellite service. also who the hell is stupid enough to pay $180 for live for the year?
That's the problem, it won't have any real games.
Of course it'll replace your cable box. When the networks require you purchase TV service as authentication. Then they won't have any problems with it. Just like Hulu right now.
The goal is a monthly subscription Fee. So It will be modeled after a cable box / cable service.
No thanks. I just need my xbox to play games. Quite frankly its barely doing that these days. Plus if my remote or cable box goes bust I can just get a new one at no cost through out the life of the service. Is MS gonna match that If I start watching TV through it and "mandatory cable subscription"?. Doubt it.
I completely buy this as being true. A subsidized entertainment box could enable them to put better tech inside for a lower entry price (or maybe not, but it's still and option). Marketing it as an entertainment box will put it in more homes, and larger install base means third parties will love it. Only thing left to mention is that, I like many love Halo games and they are pretty much the only exclusive title MS cares about, but would this rumoured CONSOLE be any different from a home theatre/gaming PC? Probably not, really when you think about it. For a lot of core gamers, you'll have to decide what the benefits really are. The line may be starting to blur. Xbox is great, but is it worth having to deal with MS's bull shit just for Halo games? If this turns out to be more or less true, that's a question I'm going to have to answer. I'm actually a bit sad just thinking about it.
Convoluted is what all it means really, It's a constant bombardment/battle plus mind altering-manipulation of adverts, downloads, updates and not really enough game time.
Who in the world is still using a cable box?? That was dumped long ago.
This is what I been saying from the get go. M$ wants to increase its sells by making the the xbox a cable box. Now my question is will all the haters who said that the people are only buying the ps3 because its a blu ray player say the same thing about the xbox?
Why would I want my GAMING console to replace my cable box?.. I mean the only reason I'm buying gaming consoles is to play games.. if they are going to try and force all types of media on me than I'll pass on it.. but that is just me
I pay $150 right now for cable, well it come with phone and internet service, couldnt care less about the house phone though.. I would probably jump on this for one reason.... I hate how ugly my cable box looks! Damn cablevision box is so frikin ugly. And it takes for ever and a day to get someone on the phone when their stupid box acts up.
Some people here are so limited in their views. Why should I want my cellphone to play games? Why should I want my cellphone to be a navigation system? Why should I want my gaming console to play movies? Why should I want my cellphone to make fotos? Why should I want my TV to have internet access? Why should I want my Laptop to be a tablet? Why should I want my MP3 player to have a touchscreen? Devices evolve, just face it. MS is in a good position to lead this change. I think Sony and Nintendo will have to play a lot of catch-up. And no, this won't affect the games itself other than having a wider audience to sell to.
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